To be positioned above V15, the new Bajaj V22 could share platform and engine specs with the Pulsar 220.
Buoyed by excellent response for V15, Bajaj Auto has recently launched the newest member of V Series – Bajaj V12 in the country. If media reports are to be believed, the homegrown two-wheeler maker is considering a bigger bike under this umbrella. Likely to be named Bajaj V22, the new motorcycle is expected to be based on the Bajaj Pulsar 220. Oberdan Bezzi, the Italian designer has released a few renderings of this bike.
This motorcycle will use powertrain and chassis from the popular Pulsar 220. It is likely to be powered by a 220cc oil cooled engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The designer has released two different renderings – first being a modern day cafe racer while the second one gets a scrambler look. Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto has recently confirmed that Bajaj V’s brand has been positioned as a premium commuter. This further indicates that a more powerful version could also come to our market. Read More – Bajaj V12 Price, Specifications, Mileage
There is no official confirmation from Bajaj Auto about this upcoming premium V bike. If speculations are to be believed, the motorcycle could be launched in the market towards the end of this year. We will update you on this as soon as Bajaj Auto announces anything on the same. Read More – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India
The new V22 will be positioned alongside the 2017 Pulsar 220. We expect the new model to be priced in the range of Rs 85,000 to Rs 91,000. Read More – Bajaj V15 – All You Need To Know
The new motorcycle is expected to be powered by a 220cc oil cooled engine that churns out a maximum power output of 21.05PS at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 19.12Nm at 7,000rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox.
Going by the renderings, it is visible that the bike will get upside down front forks. However, the production model could get telescopic forks upfront and monoshock at the rear. Braking system comprises of Brembo discs. The Scrambler version gets off-road tyres and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
The new motorcycle is expected to be powered by a 220cc oil cooled engine, and we expect the V22 to return the mileage equivalent to the later. It is likely to deliver around 30-40kmpl of mileage.
The Bajaj V22 is expected to share most of its styling features from the V15. The bike carries design elements of both cafe racer and scrambler, and we expect the new V22 design will be in-line with its younger sibling.